I am back today to share the final reveal of our oldest son Bennett’s navy boys bedroom. Woo Hoo! So a lot has changed since I shared the plan with you. Here’s a look at what the room looked like soon after we moved in.
The first project was to change the doorway into his room to give the hallway and bathroom entrance more space and to give him a door. For some strange reason none of the bedrooms in our old farmhouse had doors on them to begin with, it’s a little weird :).
You can read more about how we re-configured the doorway to his room here.
Here’s what his doorway looks like now. The transom window is my favorite part of changing the doorway. It adds so much natural light into the small hallway outside the door. We still haven’t decided on whether to paint his door red like the rest of the doors downstairs or just paint them white. I also need to change out the other door knob :).
Next we added a bead board ceiling to his bedroom. This helped brighten, add character and add support to the plaster ceiling that had started to deteriorate. We absolutely love the character the ceiling gives his room. You can read more about that here.
Yup, I spilled a brand new can of navy paint all over the floor. Painting Tip– Never attempt to move a ladder with an open can of paint up top:). Long story short I scooped up the spilled paint with my bare hands and rolled the rest on the floor. I do love the navy color and how it contrasts with his ceiling. It’s Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy which I had mixed at my Sherwin Williams store. Dark paints do a great job hiding the imperfections in plaster walls.
We had planned on refinishing the original floors but they were not in great shape and after a lead test we found that at least one of the many layers of paint was lead :(.
We added new wide pine floors to his room like we did in our master bedroom and Tucker’s room. The floors look great and it will be nice to have all the bedroom floors match once we are done remodeling all the bedrooms:). We found the rug on sale at Pottery Barn kids. To learn more about installing these wide pine floors in our house, click here.
Bennett also has a new bed :). Jason and I had agreed that the one we had in here originally was taking up too much floor space and because we had so many house projects to do we would just go buy one.
However, one Saturday when I thought Jason was “organizing” his garage he was actually making a bed for Ben!!! I was actually pretty mad at him for doing this but I love how it fits in the room :). I added a grey wool blanket from Pendelton to go with his Ikea duvet cover.
Jason used part of Ben’s old bed to make the new one along with some old wood from our garage. Unfortunately because he made the bed stealthily 🙂 I don’t have any pictures or info on how he made it. It has a very slim profile so it doesn’t take up much space in the room. We hung an oar I found in our basement over the bed as well as a wall lamp we found at the Restoration Hardware outlet for $25. Jason also refinished the nautical dresser we have in the room. We hung a wall map bought at Costco between the two windows and his curtains are from Target.
Lastly we added a built in desk to the one wall in his bedroom. There used to be a doorway here if you can believe it:). We decided we wanted more wall space instead of a second entrance.
After all, the kid is in middle school and needs a quiet spot to do his homework. We also made sure that we added a bunch of bookshelves to his desk because he loves to read. You can read more about how we created his built in desk here. Or if you want to start at the beginning go here.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Bennett’s navy boys bedroom? What do you guys think?
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*Paint – Benjamin Moore – Hale navy
*Ceiling – Bead Board – Home Depot
*Ceiling Fan – Home Depot
*Floors – Lumber Liquidators
*Curtains – Target
*Desk lamp – Amazon – * (affliate) Canarm ICW299A01ORB10 Taylor 1-Bulb Wall Mount Track Light, Oil Rubbed Bronze
*Bed Wall Light- Restoration Hardware
*Rug – Pottery Barn Kids – looks like this rug is no longer available
*Plaid Duvet Cover & Sham – Ikea
*Pendleton Blanket – Amazon – * (affiliate) Pendleton Camp Blanket Lake Throw
*Desk Chair – Craigslist
*Dresser – Impact Thrift
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